Hakea rhombales F.Muell.
Fragm. 10:90 (1876)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Friday 22 August 1997

Bushy shrub, 1.5-3 m high. Fl. red/pink-purple-red, Apr to Sep. Red sand, loam. Red sand dunes, sandplains, hillsides.


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province.

IBRA Regions: Central Ranges, Gascoyne, Gibson Desert, Little Sandy Desert, Murchison, Pilbara.

IBRA Subregions: Augustus, Carnegie, Chichester, Eastern Murchison, Fortescue, Hamersley, Lateritic Plain, Mann-Musgrave Block, Trainor.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): East Pilbara, Meekatharra, Ngaanyatjarraku, Wiluna.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister, Nicholas Lander and Kevin Thiele, Thursday 7 February 2019

Shrubs, 1.5-3 m high; branchlets glabrous or hairy. Leaves alternate, 45-240 mm mm long, (1.6-)2 mm mm wide, glabrous; lamina terete, entire. Inflorescences axillary, red or pink; pedicels 5-7 mm long. Perianth 7-12 mm long, glabrous; ovary glabrous; pistil 15-22 mm long, pollen presenter lateral, style glabrous. Follicles 22-35 mm long, 16-23 mm wide, corky tetrahedral projections (on external surfaces of fruit) absent; seed 15-20 mm long (including wing), 12-15 mm wide, the wing discontinuous, marginal, extending ± unequally down each lateral side. Flowers in April, May, June, July, August or September. Occurs in the Eremaean (ER) Botanical Province(s), in the Pilbara (PIL), Gascoyne (GAS), Little Sandy Desert (LSD), Gibson Desert (GD) or Murchison (MUR) IBRA subregion(s).